How to get to Venice and the Veneto, Italy

The city of Venice is in the Italian region of Veneto in the north-east of Italy, bordered by the Dolomites in the north. While Venice is the main pull for the region, there are many other wonderful reasons to visit this part of Italy, it's a treasure trove of good food, good wine, historical cities and amazing landscapes. We think the best way to visit Venice is to base yourself somewhere else and go into the watery city for day trips by bus, train or boat.

Getting to Veneto by air

The main airport for Veneto is the Marco Polo airport (VCE), close to the city of Venice. You can also reach Veneto by flying to Treviso, Verona, Bergamo or Bologna.

Closest Airports to Veneto

City Name Airlines Code
Venice Marco Polo BA, Ryanair, Easyjet, Wizzair VCE
Treviso A. Canova Ryanair, Malta Air, Wizzair, BA TSF
Verona Villafranca Easyjet, BA, Flybe, Jet2, Ryanair VRN
Bergamo Orio al Serio Ryanair, Malta Air, Wizz Air, BA Euroflyer BGY
Bologna Gulgielmo Marconi Ryanair, Malta Air, Wizz Air, BA Euroflyer BLQ

Reaching Veneto by Train from the UK

We have a page on travelling to Italy by Train from the UK which you can see here: London to Italy by Train But Venice and the Veneto are so far east it may be better to use slightly different routes, and head over into South-eastern Germany before traversing the Alps to reach Veneto.

On the Stuttgart-Venice sleeper

Reach Paris via Eurostar as usual but then, instead of heading south, go to the Paris-Est station and board the TGV to Stuttgart and from Stuttgart take one of the "NightJet" sleeper trains directly to Venice.

Via Munich and the Brenner Pass

Another option, and one I like due to the beauty of the Brenner Pass and because it arrives in Verona rather than Venice, is the option to reach Munich via Eurostar + TGV, spend the night in Munich and then take an EuroCity train to Verona.

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A woodcut of the Roman Amphitheatre of Verona where Operas are still performed

More Train Routes to Veneto

For all things train-related there is no better website than The Man in Seat 61 - we rely on it for up to date information, great advice and everything train. He has listed quite a few more options for reaching Veneto via train so please visit his website for more advice.

Driving to Veneto from the UK

As for the train routes, we have a page on travelling to Italy by Car from the UK which you can see here: Driving to Italy from the UK But Venice and the Veneto are so far east it may be better to use slightly different routes, and head over into South-eastern Germany before traversing the Alps to reach Veneto.

I'm about to drive down to the Veneto and am planning on a route that veers east around Luxembourg, heading for Stuttgart, then Innsbruck and coming over the Dolomites above Bolzano (at Vipiteno). From here I'll head for Asolo, Treviso and then Verona.

I'll report here when I've driven it.

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Red Alfa-Romeos in Italy

Where to stay in Veneto

We have some beautiful villas in Veneto - you can see them here:

Villas to Rent in Veneto, Italy

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The garden of La Rocca, close to Asolo